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Thomas à Kempis

Thomas à Kempis, CRSA, was a German-Dutch canon regular of the late medieval period and the author of The Imitation of Christ, one of the most popular and best known Christian devotional books. His name means Thomas "of Kempen", his home town, and in German he is known as Thomas von Kempen... Read More

Born1380
Kempen, Prince-Archbishopric of Cologne, Holy Roman Empire
DiedJuly 25, 1471 (aged 90–91)
Zwolle, Bishopric of Utrecht, Holy Roman Empire
Other namesThomas von Kempen
Thomas Hemerken
OccupationCanon regular, author, scribe
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